Nathaniel Dett ChoraleSpirituals, Blues, Jazz & Classics
Nathaniel Dett Chorale
Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, conductor
Andrew Adair, organ
The Nathaniel Dett Chorale is Canada's first professional choral group dedicated to the performance of Afrocentric music of all styles including classical, spirituals, jazz, folk and blues. Founded by Blyden-Taylor in 1998 to celebrate the work of African-Canadian composer R. Nathaniel Dett, the Chorale has since toured the world, showcasing the full spectrum of Afrocentric choral music, and recently appeared on this stage in concert with American soprano Kathleen Battle.
Roy Thomson Hall's free noon-hour concert series celebrates the artistry of outstanding choral ensembles and organists, and spotlights the magnificent Gabriel Kney pipe organ. The community is invited to enjoy an hour of beautiful music in the splendour of this acoustically superb venue.
Admission is free. Tickets are not issued.
• Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Concerts suitable for ages 6 and up.
• Front doors open at 11am. Auditorium opens at 11:30am.
Reserved seating available for school groups of 20 or more.
Made possible by the generous support of Edwards Charitable Foundation